Weight Loss Specialist

New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC

Marina Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

More than two-thirds of all American adults are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese can put a serious strain on your body, but losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy. Find personalized support with Marina Kurian MD, FACS, FASMBS, at New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC. Their offices spread across New York City in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the Financial District, and in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. They also have offices in Harrison, Great Neck, and Lake Success, New York. Call or book online to learn more about the benefits of a medical weight loss program.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is obesity dangerous?

Being overweight or obese puts increased strain on your body systems. Carrying extra weight often causes body pain, difficulty participating in daily life, and lower quality of life. Obesity is directly linked to serious health problems, like:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Body mass index (BMI) is a medical measure that’s used to compare your height and weight. People who have BMI measurements between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, while those with BMIs above 30 are considered obese. 

How can medical weight loss help me?

Many people know the risks of obesity, but implementing the lifestyle changes required to lose weight and keep it off isn’t easy. Medical weight loss gives you support from a team of professionals.

Dr. Kurian specializes in developing personalized weight loss plans for patients. If you’re ready to lose weight, she starts with a comprehensive consultation. Along with a thorough review of your medical history, she uses the seca medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) to quickly and accurately assess your body composition and develop a weight-loss plan for your needs.

Medical weight loss includes personalized lifestyle recommendations, dietary changes, and medication options. Bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, may be a good option for patients who have significant weight to lose and who have serious health conditions related to their weight, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Are there non-surgical weight-loss options?

Dr. Kurian understands that not everyone wants to undergo surgery. She offers a variety of weight-loss methods and she works with you to find the best option for your needs. Many people achieve success with a combination of nutritional counseling, behavior modification, and weight-loss medication.  

A weight-loss balloon is a temporary, non-surgical weight-loss treatment that involves placing a balloon in your stomach to help you feel fuller. Dr. Kurian offers intragastric balloon procedures with Obalon and Orbera®. 

Once you’ve lost the majority of the weight, truSculpt® iD body contouring could help you reach the finish line. This non-invasive treatment uses radiofrequency technology to eliminate fat and refine your curves.

Weight loss is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get a personalized weight-loss plan and the support you need at New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC. Call the office or schedule your consultation online now.